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Solicitors at "growing risk of claims" for...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
There has been a sharp increase in the number of professional negligence actions arising from solicitors under-settling personal injury and medical negligence claims, according to a specialist barrister. Richard Beaty was featured on litigationfutures.com, explaining: “Publicly available and reliable market data for professional indemnity claims is scarce [but] there is growing perception amongst our insurer and professional clients that the under-settlement of personal and medical injury claims is on the rise.” Beaty added that the change in...

References: An Employer's Duties & An Employee's...

Posted in Employment Law on 23rd Oct 2019
When a person applies for a job, their new employer may ask for a reference from their old employer, to make sure that the person has been honest about their employment history and to ensure that they are suitable for the job. However, most employers will no longer provide any information on a reference other than the dates that an employee worked for them and possibly their job title. It is rare these days for any further information to be included, but why is that? There is a popular myth that an employer is not legally allowed to provide...

What To Do Before You File For Divorce

Posted in Family & Divorce on 22nd Oct 2019
Separating from your partner and moving forward with your life is understandably overwhelming and stressful. That is why it is beneficial to take some key steps in preparation, before you start any proceedings. Regardless of whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, has an international element to it or whether you and your spouse run a business together, you need to be prepared. In this article we have listed some of these steps. Obtain your marriage certificate. You must obtain your marriage certificate prior to commencing any divorce...

Conveyancing Fraud is on the Rise | Avoid...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
In recent years more and more homebuyers and conveyancers have been targeted by criminals, leaving them at risk and in financial turmoil. As the majority of conveyancing transactions involve large amounts of money, the effects of conveyancing fraud are often devastating to the victims. According to whatmortgage.co.uk, the number of scams targeting the home buying process as of 2016 was more than triple what it was in 2015, and that number is continuing to rise. How does a conveyancing scam work? For the most part, conveyancing fraud occurs by...
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